Kees van Bochove, Founder and CEO, The Hyve, presents, "GO-FAIR on biomedical data with the Personal Health Train"

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:30pm
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Open Insights Seminar

Kees van Bochove

Founder and CEO, The Hyve 

February 15, 2018

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

4th Floor, Room 403


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GO-FAIR on biomedical data with the Personal Health Train

In this talk, the Personal Health Train concept will be introduced, which enables running personalized medicine workflows as trains visiting data stations (e.g. hospital records, primary care records, clinical studies and registries, patient-held data from e.g. wearable sensors etc.)

The Personal Health Train is a very powerful concept, which is however dependent on source medical data to be coded with appropriate metadata on consent, license, scope etc. of the data, and the data itself to be encoded using biomedical data standards, which is an ever growing field in biomedical informatics. In order to realize the Personal Health Train biomedical data will need to be FAIR, i.e. adopt the FAIR Guiding Principles. This talk will cover the emerging GO-FAIR international movement, and provide examples of how several European health data networks currently are adopting open standards based stacks, to enable routine health care data to be come accessible for research.

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The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is excited to announce "Open Insights" (, a series of research talks related to the mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. This interdisciplinary seminar provides an open forum to engage participants in a discussion about the future of quantitative methods and engineering in biomedicine. Themes include human health, genomics, the impact of the environment, and data science.


Spring 2018 Schedule (additional speakers to be announced)

Talks will be generally held in Countway Library at 10 Shattuck St. Boston, MA 02115 unless stated otherwise.


*Upcoming Seminars*           


Thursday, March 8 (12:30-1:30pm) Lahey Room, 5th Floor – Shilpa Kobren, Princeton University


Thursday, May 3 (12:30-1:30pm) Room 403, 4th Floor – Oliver Kohlbacher, University of Tuebingen